Another one (Brewster) bites the dust

Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster, the subject of rumors involving his interest in the Kansas University head coaching vacancy, publicly pulled his hat from the ring during an interview with the Minnesota Sports Headliners Web site Wednesday.

“I have not spoken with anybody,” he told the Web site. “I have no interest in any other job besides the University of Minnesota.”

This comes a day after Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he couldn’t guarantee the Brewster-to-Kansas speculation was false.

“There are rumors that he’s going to Kansas, so I don’t know,” Maturi told the paper. “What can I say? So I can’t guarantee it, no. I can’t guarantee the decisions of other people.”

“I’m smart enough to know that (Brewster’s) not going to tell me; nor is the athletic director (Lew Perkins) at Kansas going to tell me until it’s a done deal,” he added. “I chatted with (Brewster) about it very, very briefly. I told him I’m getting tired of all of these Kansas calls. That’s kind of been my conversations with him. I know how the game is played. I know how it is. I’m respectful of that. I’m not going to believe the rumors until they’re fact. I’m not going to knee-jerk react one way or the other because of it.”

This doesn’t exactly come as a massive surprise.

For a Kansas program seemingly looking to make a splash after a messy divorce with former coach Mark Mangino, Brewster and his 14-23 record to UM would’ve likely fallen short.